December 2011 Northern Nigeria attacks

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December 2011 Northern Nigeria attacks
Part of the Nigerian Sharia conflict
LocationMadalla, Jos, Gadaka and Damaturu, Nigeria
Date25 December 2011 (UTC+01:00)
TargetNigerian Christians
Attack type
Suicide bombings, bombings and shootings
Deaths39+[1]
Non-fatal injuries
52+
PerpetratorBoko Haram

On 25 December 2011, there were a number of attacks on Christmas Day during church services in northern Nigeria. There were bomb blasts and shootings at churches in Madalla (near the capital, Abuja), Jos, Gadaka and Damaturu. At least 39 people were killed. The attacks were claimed by the Islamist group Boko Haram.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Christmas attacks in Nigeria by Muslim sect kill 39". USA Today \\ AP. 25 December 2011. Retrieved 25 December 2011.